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Tye's Kung Fu
Kings Park Park
8717 Trafalgar Ct.
Springfield, VA 22151
Tye's Kung Fu
Welcome to Tye's Kung Fu!
Tye's Kung Fu is based in Springfield, Northern Virginia. We offer instruction in Northern Shaolin / Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu, as well as regular classes in Remy Presas' Modern Arnis. Instruction is available as private lessons or via seminar arrangements. There is also an informal instructors' kung fu training group most Sundays. If you can't make it in person, check out our successful Youtube channel tyeskf providing instruction in detailed basics of Modern Arnis and kung fu.
The style we teach, Northern Shaolin / Northern Praying Mantis, was developed a century ago primarily as a composite of two major styles. The Northern Shaolin side of our kungfu curriculum contains such influences as Tan Tui, Duan Da Chuan, Black Tiger (He Hu), and more. The Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu side of the equation is an offshoot of Mei Hua Tanglang (plum flower praying mantis).
In class, we emphasize a number of important practices and concepts that apply to all aspects of a student's training, including:
The Head Instructor is Sifu Dr. Tye W. Botting, who has over 40 years experience in the Chinese Martial Arts and continues to be an active student himself, concentrating on kung fu and modern arnis. The school grew out of the Texas A&M Kung Fu Club (which he founded in 1989), with public classes starting in 1996 at a local karate dojo, Montoya's Shorin Kempo, at 2603 Rountree in Bryan, TX.
TKF is a member of Wang's Martial Arts Association, which is located in Houston, TX, at Wang's Martial Arts, where Sifu Botting or his advanced students occasionally teach advanced student classes and seminars. We also occasionally hold weekend-long intensive training campouts focussing on actual application and also exposing students to sessions with guest instructors from respected schools.
TKF is also affiliated with the Yellow River Tanglang Quan Association, where Sifu Botting serves as Vice President and also on the Board of Examiners. This Association was established to enable instruction in Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu (Tanglang Quan) through a network of Affiliated Schools. A major goal is to encourage research and knowledge sharing in Tanglang Quan through publication, networking, and other methods. The YRTQA also provides belt rank certification for high-level Tanglang Quan practitioners through an extensive evaluation process.